Keep Your Teeth in Mind This Holiday Season

December is here and so are the sweet, yummy treats. Yes, the christmas cookies, fudge, candy canes, cakes and pies are all around and waiting to be tasted. That’s why it’s so very important that we take extra care of our teeth during the holidays. All those sweets we snack on throughout the day increase read more »

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4 Dentist-Recommended Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Kids

Looking for some fun stocking stuffers for Christmas? Here are some ideas that will not only be big hits with your kids, but will help them keep their teeth strong and healthy as well! 1. Singing/Light Up Tooth Brush What child doesn’t love music? If your child needs a little encouragement to brush his or read more »

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Cranberry Sauce and Casserole, Oh My! Foods to Avoid this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means feasting until we can’t button our pants. However, you shouldn’t let the smorgasbord of delicious food distract you from your family’s healthy dental lifestyle. That’s right, there are foods on that table that will provide your Las Vegas pediatric dentist with a lot of cavities to fill. read more »

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: Cause and Prevention

  What Causes Early Childhood Cavities? Have you heard of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay? It’s a term used to describe early childhood cavities, caused by long-term contact of a child’s teeth with the sugars found in liquids. For instance, if you put your child down for a nap with a bottle of  milk, those sugars read more »

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The Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Kids’ Teeth

Does taking the children trick-or-treating make you think of future dental visits? You aren’t alone–we at Little Smiles see plenty of cavities related to the sticky stuff kids love to eat during Halloween. Some candy won’t do too much damage, while others are just plain terrible in terms of tooth health. Here are a few of the best read more »

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When’s The Best Time to Treat Your Child’s Bite?

Like Bruno here, some kids don’t develop a perfect smile naturally. So when should you consider orthodontic treatment for your child? Well, kids can develop over bites, underbites or other malocclusions as early as 2-6 years old. That might seem early to take your child to the orthodontist, but the good news is, the sooner read more »

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Are Your Kids Using the Right Toothpaste?

That’s right parents! Be careful what toothpaste you’re kids are using, some can actually be harmful to your little ones’ smile when they brush their teeth. The next time you’re picking out toothpaste, check on the box to see if it’s recommended by the American Dental Association. These toothpastes have been through rigorous testing to read more »

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A Weird Fact About Teething Your Dentist Wants You to Know

Parents, if you’re keeping an eye on your kiddie’s teeth and trying to determine which ones are going to fall out first, remember this one weird fact: They typically fall out in the order they arrived!  And it’s the bottom two teeth that usually make the first appearance. Teething is a tough time for everyone. read more »

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When Should Kids Go to the Dentist? A Guide for New Parents

Image courtesy of Sam Pullara Having a new baby is a wonderful experience, but there’s also lots to learn. One area new parents often don’t know much about is when they should first take their child to the dentist, and what to expect at once they get there. Here’s the basic information you need to read more »

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Come See the Pediatric Dentist — In the Jungle!

Well, you’ve always told him to dream big… When you need a pediatric dentist, go to the place that caters to the kiddies. Our colorful, jungle-themed office provides a warm welcome for the little ones, making their dentist experience less stressful. In addition to cleanings, we do sealants, fillings, crowns, extractions. Contact us today to schedule read more »

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